With the return of Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford ending in a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham, Manchester United will be looking to carry on the momentum as they head to Etihad Stadium. The great Manchester derby is scheduled for Saturday 7th, December with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
The weekend promises fun packed activities with the great Manchester Derby. The derby has been a major feature of the Premier League over the years pitching the supremacy between both sides. The derby has led to the great line of rivalry that exist between the two sides.
With the 2-2 draw to Newcastle making Manchester City fall 8 points behind title contenders Liverpool, Pep Guardiola is not letting his foot off the pedal. Following an impressive 4-1 defeat to Burnley in the midweek kickoff, City will be all systems go for the Manchester derby.
Coach Ole Gunnar has been in contention of a sacking following the poor start to the season. However, he might still remain at the top of the hierarchy if he manages to secure a win for the Red Devils. After a convincing win over former Coach Jose Mourinho, the momentum has been set.
Will Ole Gunnar bring his bid boy game boots on at the Etihad stadium? Will Pep Guardiola emerge victorious against his arch rivals?
Manchester City vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have met 36 times with Red Devils taking up 17 wins with the Citizens picking 15 wins. Here is a look at their previous 8 matches:
Man U 0-2 Man City
Man City 3-1 Man U
Man City 2-3 Man U
Man U 1-2 Man City
Man City 0-0 Man U
Man U 1-2 Man City
Man City 0-1 Man U
Man U 0-0 Man City
Manchester City Team News
After picking up an injury, talisman and the club’s record goal scorer Sergio Aguero is still out recuperating. However, to fill in the big boots is Brazilian Jesus who netted two goals against Burnley.
Winger Leroy Sane remains on the sidelines after a long term knee ligament injury. Defender Laporte also is on the injury list after undergoing injury following a damaging knee cartilage. Left back Zinchenko returned to full training after recovering from a knee injury.
Manchester United Team News
After recovering from a knee injury, McTominay made his return for the Red Devils in their midweek clash against Tottenham. However, there is a cloud of doubt whether Pogba will make his return to the club. Winger Anthony Martial will be out after picking an injury.
Prediction and Odds
Despite the poor form of the Red Devils, they have a habit of turning up for big games and the Manchester Derby is one of them. The Citizens on the other hand, are not keen of largening the gap with title contenders Liverpool.
Manchester City win
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